Imphal: Preparations has begun for the grand and successful holding of the annual tourism festival, the Manipur Sangai Festival 2022, Churachandpur even as the state government has chosen Churachandpur’s border village Behiang and a spectacular offbeat tourist destination, Geljang Resort, Khuga to be the other venues of the festival this time.
In line with the state government’s policy to expand the venues of the festival, the organising committee along with the Churachandpur district administration have started exploring potential activities and charted out layout plan for the two selected sites of Churachandpur to make the festival grander.
The District Organising Committee for Manipur Sangai Festival, Churachandpur under the Chairmanship of Sharath Chandra Arroju, deputy commissioner, Churachandpur inspected Geljang Resort, Khuga – one of the two sites and held a meeting there on Thursday.
The district organising committee was constituted during the second meeting of the sub-committee for Sangai Festival 2022 in respect of Behiang and Khuga on October 15 last at Churachandpur with Trade, Commerce and Industries minister Nemcha Kipgen in the chair.
It was also decided that an inaugural event for Sangai Festival, 2022 Churachandpur district will be held at border village Behiang on November 22 at 1 pm to be followed by the main events to be held during November 24 – 26 at Geljang Resort, Khuga.
Other tourist attractions such as resorts around Khuga lake, eateries, recreation parks, etc will also be promoted during the Sangai festival and allowed to organise their own events during the period, a DIO press release said.
A joint inspection of the potential sites in the Khuga area was also held by the sub-committee members along with local MLAs and Churachandpur District Administration officials on October 15.
The picturesque Geljang Resort has been an important tourist destination down the years. Surrounded by lush green hills, rugged streams and the lakeside scenic view and the boat ride could soak visitors in their good vibes. Eateries, recreation parks and other entertainment items around the resorts are also rejuvenating and a sight to behold.
Besides, to enliven and add zing to the site during the festival, potential activities such as cultural shows, music concerts, live football World Cup telecast, food and handicraft stalls, motorcycle rally, hiking/trekking etc at the site have been explored during the Thursday meeting.